The Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation, registered in the State of New York, formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation’s first set of scholarships and study grants were awarded in 1998.

2021 Scholarships

Ramon Robinson of Barbados won the Thomas J. Greenan Scholarship for studies in agro/gastronomy-related subjects. He will pursue studies in applied horticulture- landscape operations and management at the Houston Community College in the United States.  

Brandon Balbosia of Trinidad and Tobago won the Delta Air Line scholarship. He will pursue an eight-month instrument rating course at Briko Air Services Ltd in his native Trinidad.

Our Objective

The Foundation supports individuals who are nationals of CTO member countries interested in pursuing studies in tourism, hospitality and foreign language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to the development of Caribbean tourism.

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Scholarship & Grant Awardees

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Tamara Richard
Tamara Richard
In 2008 I took the leap of faith and moved forward with furthering my education at Johnson and Wales University.  Despite being short on funds to cover at least one year’s tuition, I thought I would figure things out as I…
Saint Lucia
cto scholarship awardee 2020
Antonia Pierre
The remarkable investment made by the Caribbean Tourism Organization through the Scholarship Foundation is essential and the value that this investment brings to the region’s tourism product cannot be understated.  I am…
Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith
In September 2007, I attended my first class at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.   Though excited to be enrolled as a post graduate student, swirling through my mind was my inability to cover the cost for my…

Latest News

CTO Scholarship Foundation Adds Funding For New Studies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (8 April 2021) – For the first time since its founding 24 years ago, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation will this year fund a scholarship for studies in agro/gastronomy-related subjects.

The foundation is this year introducing the Thomas J. Greenan Scholarship, which will provide financial support to Caribbean nationals pursuing qualification in this field or in community-based or sustainable tourism.

CTO Scholarship Foundation Awards Five Caribbean Students for 2020/2021

NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2020) -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation is awarding two scholarships and three study grants for 2020/21 despite the fundraising challenges that the organisation has endured during the COVID-19 crisis. The five students receiving funds will be studying tourism and hospitality management as well as culinary arts at universities in the U.S., the Caribbean and Ireland.